When the Saudi religious police announced that its officers will not arrest women driving cars because there is no law against it, some considered this a positive step towards achieving women's right to drive. This thorny issue resembles the global stance on using chemical weapons in Syria! People in Saudi Arabia, in addition to the public institutions and the officials' statements, take turns to use their veto rights regarding this issue.
Some say it's a western cause that aims to destroy the society's morals.Badria al-Bishr
This cause has previously seen two initiatives. The first one was launched in 1990 when 40 women drove cars. The initiative was harshly thwarted and the women's act was condemned. The women who drove the cars were punished by preventing them from carrying out their jobs for two years. The details of this story can be found in the book “The Sixth of November” written by two of the women.